OCD to conduct reg’l telecommunications congress in Cagayan Valley

January 29, 2016 7:26 am 

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Jan. 28 — The Office of Civil Defense(OCD) will conduct a regional emergency telecommunications congress next week to strengthen alliance between the government and private radio communications network in Cagayan Valley.

Norma Talosig, OCD regional director said the two-day congress, which will be held at the Ivory Hotel in Tuguegarao City, seeks to organize the Rapid Emergency Telecommunications Team(RETT) in the region and to expose the operational guidelines of its creation.

OCD also sought the help of the National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) in coordinating the congress among various radio communication groups in Region 2.

RETT is a rapid deployment team equipped with information and communications technology resources such as human and equipments that will provide assistance at the regional and local levels to address communications, electronics and information needs in disaster-stricken areas.

“Moreover, the said activity will also be a venue for sharing of knowledge and expertise through simulation exercise of ICT equipments of the region which can be used during disasters,” Talosig said. (PNA)

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